Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Right to Lie

One of our most cherished freedoms in this country, one of the few we have left, is the right to tell a lie. If we didn't have this freedom, there would be no politicians left, not that it would be any great loss at the rate things are going now.

But do publishers have the right to foster a con on American consumers and dress it up as an autobiography?

Of course I am talking about the New Jersey lawsuit against the publishers of two Lance Armstrong "autobiographies," It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life and Every Second Counts. The lawyer is suing on behalf of a handful of readers who he claims were misled into thinking what Lance said was true, but we all know now what a cheater and liar he really was and is. The plaintiffs claim the publisher knew or should have known what Lance said wasn't the truth.

It'll probably get thrown out of court.

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